Innovation in Interdisciplinary Subject for Preserving Mountainous Forest Ecosystems
Available Online July 2019.
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- mountain forest, forest ecosystem, interdisciplinary subjects, field study, community services.
- Mountain forest is one of the remaining natural forest types in the tropics. Economic needs and the lack of forest villagers’ knowledge around the mountain forests often lead to deforestation. Therefore, efforts to prevent and community empowerment are needed to conserve the remaining natural resources. Field study and community services are two experience-based lectures that can be used to improve students’ knowledge and skills and empower communities. This research aims to formulate an interdisciplinary subject on the mountain forest. In 2015-2017, data of students’ understanding were collected on field study of Forestry Faculty of UGM in National Park of Mount Merapi, Mount Lawu, and Nature Reserve of Mount Ijen. Samples were taken ±10% of the total field attendees/years. Variables observed in the form of description in student practice report and information from key persons. The data were then analyzed descriptively. The result shows that the implementation of interdisciplinary subject is needed for the enrichment of knowledge and student insight. This enrichment should address (1) forest ecosystems, biodiversity and, climate change, (2) Mountains: landscapes and formation processes, (3) springs and watersheds, (4) mountain flora: native and invasive species, (5) herb and shrubs potentially natural medicines and dyes, (6) mountainous fauna, (7) domesticated mountain species and ethnobotany, (8) natural disaster in the mountains, (9) problems of mountain forest villagers, (10) education and empowerment of forest villages, (11) mountain environmental services, (12) agriculture and silviculture of mountain forest, (13) social collaboration in the mountains, (14) mountain forests in several countries.
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TY - CONF AU - Atus Syahbudin PY - 2019/07 DA - 2019/07 TI - Innovation in Interdisciplinary Subject for Preserving Mountainous Forest Ecosystems BT - 6th International Conference on Educational Research and Innovation (ICERI 2018) PB - Atlantis Press SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/iceri-18.2019.51 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/iceri-18.2019.51 ID - Syahbudin2019/07 ER -